How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

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  • Copyright: 9/18/2012
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No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church-from science and universities to art, law, economics, and much more. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by bestselling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr. is essential reading for recovering this lost truth. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era and The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. He holds four Ivy League degrees, including an A.B. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Columbia. He lives with his family in Topeka, Kansas.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
The Indispensable Churchp. 1
A Light in the Darknessp. 9
How the Monks Saved Civilizationp. 25
The Church and the Universityp. 47
The Church and Sciencep. 67
Art, Architecture, and the Churchp. 115
The Origins of International Lawp. 135
The Church and Economicsp. 155
How Catholic Charity Changed the Worldp. 171
The Church and Western Lawp. 189
The Church and Western Moralityp. 205
Conclusion A World Without Godp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 229
Bibliographyp. 231
Notesp. 243
Indexp. 269
About the Authorp. 283
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